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Cool classToday’s Spotlight features a slideshow of photographs taken during the IAP workshop, Forces Frozen.

01: Ashley Kochiss (RISD) and Kabin Calin (SUTD) inspect an inverted structure.
Credit: Corentin Fivet

02: Thin-shell ice structures demonstrate the power of shape in achieving structural stiffness.
Credit: Corentin Fivet

03: Amile Kharey (MIT ’18) takes a break inside her structural shell design.
Credit: Corentin Fivet

04: An inverted thin-shell ice structure demonstrates the power of shape in achieving structural stiffness.
Credit: Melanie Gonick/MIT

05: The workshop group celebrates amid their creations after a rewarding day of freezing forces.
Credit: Courtesy of Caitlin Mueller


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Today’s Spotlight uses a photograph, taken by Bryce Vickmark, of Tomás Palacios, the Emmanuel E. Landsman Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

“I wanted to make sure that the new ideas that we were generating could find a path toward society,” says Palacios, the newly tenured Emmanuel E. Landsman Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. “In industry, I was sure that would happen; I was not sure how it would work in academia.”

“What I found when I came here,” he says, “is that MIT is really an amazing place to get all these new ideas out and to collaborate with industry to make sure that the new concepts and new ideas coming out of the university environment find their place in real products and applications.”

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